Sugar and salt scrubs gently slough away dead cells to brighten your complexion and even out your skin-tone. Scrubs made from natural, nourishing ingredients do so while also delivering important fats and nutrients to your skin!
As I shared during the Blab, I approach scrub-making pretty similarly to how I cook: I don't necessarily measure everything out exactly. With the exception of many essential oils, there's quite a bit of room to play around with scrub recipes. In fact, you'll find that you might like your scrubs to be “drier” (more sugar/salt than) or “wetter” (more oil) depending on how you're going to use them. I personally like to use wetter scrubs on my face and drier ones on my body.
All that to say: my recipes aren't really recipes. 😉 They are combo suggestions that you might enjoy. Simply combine the ingredients I have listed and then add enough carrier oil to make the scrub the texture you like. Add a little bit of carrier oil at a time, stirring it up frequently, so you can get an accurate look at how it's coming together.
Chris shared a base recipe that is a good starting ratio, and that's 1 cup sugar/salt + 1/4-1/2 cup of carrier oil.
Drink-Inspired Scrub Recipes!
Lavender Lemonade – I used grated lavender castille soap, lemon zest, sugar, and sweet almond oil.
Mint Hot Cocoa – I used sugar, cocoa, peppermint essential oil (only 1 drop!), and sweet almond oil.
Green Tea + Honey – I used sugar, loose green tea, raw honey, and sweet almond oil.
Dessert Inspired Scrub Recipes!
Click here for Christina's scrub recipes on The Hippy Homemaker! She has super decadent dessert-inspired scrubs:
- Pumpkin Pie
- Strawberries & Cream
- Key Lime Pie
- Birthday Cake
- Grapefruit Coffee Cellulite
Have you ever made your own salt or sugar scrubs? What are your favorite oil + herb combos?